The Shapeoko dual drive upgrade kit allows your machine to cut harder materials at a faster feed rate by evenly distributing the power across the gantry.
In this step we’ll look at each of the parts required to complete the upgrade.
In this step we’ll remove the gantry from the machine’s main frame. Once the gantry is removed, we can easily add our upgrade parts.
In this step we’ll use our four M3x6mm socket head cap screws to mount the stepper motor to the motor mount plate.
In this step we will attach the two smooth idlers to the motor mount plate, and the pulley onto the stepper motor shaft.
In this step we’ll put the gantry back on the machine’s frame, string the new belt, and talk about electrical wiring options.